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15 and 30 hours free early learning for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds promotional videos

The following video explains about the 15 and 30 hours funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds in Westminster. You can also access a subtitled version in: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Kurdish, Somali, Sorani, Tigrinya.

15 hours free early education and childcare for every 3 and 4-year-old

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a free universal early education place.  Each place provides 15 hours of early years education for up to 38 weeks per year.  However, this universal entitlement is flexible and can be accessed over a minimum of three days per week (this…

30 hours free childcare LA and early years provider guide

The operational guidance to support the delivery of the 30 hours extended entitlement was published on 21st April 2017. The guidance can be found here. This builds on the statutory guidance and is intended to support local authorities and providers understand in more detail the…

30 hours free early education for eligible 3 & 4-year-olds (extended entitlement)

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a universal early education place, which provides up to 570 hours of free nursery education per year.  Further information can be found here Children in some families will now be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare,…

Additional guidance for providers and Job Centre Plus

Additional guidance for providers and Job Centre Plus - changes to eligibility criteria under Universal Credit and guidance on no take home pay Please see attached a one-page document on the changes that are being made to the eligibility criteria for the free early education…

Becoming a childminder

Childminding is an interesting and rewarding career. You can gain professional qualifications, get support in setting up your own business, work from your own home and become your own boss. To become a registered childminder you will need to hold a Level 3 or above in…

Bereavement

The council has adopted the Institute of Cemetery and Crematoria Membership and is a Charter Member of their Charter for the Bereaved. Under this there are two central promises which are as follows: To comply with the charter rights and national standards. To provide a…

Bereavement support

We appreciate that this is a very difficult time and the unexpected loss of a loved one due to coronavirus can be particularly distressing. Please visit the Council’s website for information, guidance and advice on deaths, funerals and bereavement. The Council have also created leaflets for families,…

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare (BBEECS) training programme for Early Years sector

The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s centres, schools and independent sector providers, meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted minimum requirements. Courses are aimed at:  School staff working within the Early Years…

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service

Our responsibilities include: providing information and guidance to parents and families about Westminster’s children’s services providing access to children’s centres to families across the city raising the quality across early years provision ensuring the implementation of the early years foundation stage, including initiatives to improve outcomes…